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Rave RTSM Senior Systems Designer

Summarized Purpose: 

Serves as a senior reviewer or senior project start-up lead responsible for designing and delivering complex interactive voice/web response system solutions. Analyzes business and user needs, documents requirements, and designs the functional specifications for systems. Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements. 

Essential Functions:

  • During start-up acts as primary liaison between the client and team ensuring timely delivery of IRT start-up services.

  • Manages large and complex design projects and associated system changes/enhancements by gathering and writing requirements and design specifications for interactive voice and/or web response systems, integrations and reports. 

  • Acts as a liaison with developers and validation staff to coordinate system design activities prior to launch and during the process of system changes/enhancements. Develops time and resource estimates of requirements and design initiatives. 

  • Performs informal testing of systems designed.

  • Facilitates system capabilities discussions, participates in functional group decision making and provides presentations of systems designed. 

  • Provides training, mentorship and guidance to junior team members including providing senior review and feedback on requirements and technical specification documents.

  • Shares knowledge and collaborates with team members in order to enhance system functionality and offerings.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years). 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Solid understanding of system development life cycle and requirements methodology and best practices
  • Knowledge or experience with Medidata Rave - RTSM (formerly known as Balance)
  • Knowledge or experience with EDC or Data Management and data interfaces
  • Knowledge or experience with randomization or clinical supplies management
  • Familiarity with data manipulation and presentation tools (e.g., SQL, report writing packages, and Microsoft Access)
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of writing design specifications for systems
  • Basic project management skills to efficiently bring projects to completion, including good planning and organizational skills
  • Good business skills including documentation, presentation, interpersonal, and communication
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Capable of adapting to changing priorities and working as a member of a multi-disciplinary, crossfunctional team

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

·       Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

·       Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.

·       Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

·       Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

·       May require travel.  (Recruiter will provide more details.)

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